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David Williams' father-in-law gives another $1.5 million to political committee
Louisville Courier-JournalNovember 1, 2011

The father-in-law of Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams has contributed $1.5 million more to a political committee that is paying for most of the broadcast advertising advocating Williams' election. Terry Stephens, a Russell Springs ...more »

Brewin Dolphin takes Spinningfield office
Manchester Evening NewsNovember 1, 2011

It joins national law firm McGrigors and cloud service provider Outsourcery, flagship designer store Emporio Armani and restaurant Australasia. A 15-year lease has been agreed with developer Allied London and building owner IM Properties. ...more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Business Audit Defence
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Pension Red Alert: 70% of Pensions Are Never Audited
ForbesNovember 1, 2011

Nobody is required under the law to check that the money is there. Sounds Madoff-ish to me. In 1990, 1992 and 1998, the GAO recommended that the limited scope audit exemption should be repealed. According to the GAO: “Under this limited scope audit, ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Powell's letter to the judge
Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderNovember 5, 2011

In closing, I would be remiss if I did not thank the court, Mr. Zubrod, Mr. Houser, the agents and representatives in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the IRS, the Office of Probation and all the other departments involved for treating me with the ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Entergy Reports Third Quarter Earnings
Stock Markets ReviewNovember 1, 2011

Parent & Other results declined due primarily to higher income tax expense on Parent & Other activities. "Legal and regulatory proceedings dominated the quarter. In September, the trial on our federal lawsuit to prevent the state of Vermont from ...more »

Property Taxes
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State Property Tax Law Change In MN
FOX 21 OnlineNovember 2, 2011 credit, they're homesteading their home will see a significant hit from the state legislature,” said St. Louis County Commissioner Steve O'Neil. For more information about the states law change click on the featured links tab on our website.more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Republicans Introduce Bill Pushing Internet Sales Taxes
The New AmericanNovember 3, 2011

Mike Enzi of Wyoming and Lamar Alexander of Tennessee are currently preparing to introduce new legislation that would allow states to force and other out-of-state online retailers to collect sales taxes. Their bill has the backing of several ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Flood property tax relief available
Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderNovember 7, 2011

Tony Alu, director of the Luzerne County Assessor's Office, said a “Catastrophic Loss” clause in the tax law gives property owners an additional six months from the original Sept. 1 deadline to appeal their 2011 property assessment to the Luzerne ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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McNair pleads guilty to tax evasion
Regina Leader-PostNovember 12, 2011

The fine, which was paid at the time of sentencing, represents 100 per cent of the taxes evaded, resulting in a total of $246684 in fines and federal taxes owing, CRA said. The investigation found that McNair, who maintained the books and records for ...more »

International Taxation
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House Passes Measure To Bar New Wireless Taxes
National JournalNovember 1, 2011

Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, have introduced a Senate version of the legislation, but the chamber has yet to act on the measure. The wireless tax legislation is similar to a law Wyden helped author more than a decade ago that would ...more »

Tax Planning
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How your tax strategy can position you to improve your financial position
Smart Business NetworkNovember 1, 2011

In any economy, smart tax planning can protect income and provide opportunities for businesses to maintain their financial well being. In a tough economy, partnering with a tax professional who can help you devise a strategic plan can help you avoid ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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An Introduction to the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
U.S. Politics TodayNovember 9, 2011

...IRS arsenal to collect necessary taxes on income gained by American companies and individuals -- and the estimated lost $345 billion annual lost tax revenue that would should be collected upon that income -- is the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance...more »


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